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Ride across the United States(5 posts)

Ride across the United StatesGrand Strand Cyclists
May 9, 2003 8:36 AM
Has anyone participated in or planned a ride from the east to the west coast? I would appreciate input concerning a recommended tour group or books of interest with respect to the planning etc.
backwards?DougSloan
May 9, 2003 8:40 AM
Riding east to west means more headwinds, you know.

There are several tour groups, but I think they go west to east.

Here are some sites to check:

http://www.ultracycling.com/

http://www.pactour.com/

Doug
and alsocyclopathic
May 9, 2003 8:53 AM
there're several places on net you can buy route from, like Adventure Cycling http://www.adv-cycling.org/routes/transam.cfm
doug's righttarwheel
May 9, 2003 9:22 AM
Most cross country tours go west to east to take advantage of prevailing winds. I'm sure some hardy souls have ridden east to west, but it would be brutal across the plains. Riding E to W would be sort of like hiking the Appalachian Trail north to south and having to slog through snow in New England for the first 3 months. Most through-hikers start in Georgia in March and head north, taking advantage of the milder spring weather down south.
Another onemoneyman
May 9, 2003 8:56 AM
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/lewis-clark.cfm

I've not done it, but a friend of mine who has highly recommends these folks.

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